Been Trying Hard Not To Get Into Trouble

Once in a while something comes along where you don't know what hit you, thats Lana Del Rey. She is a queen, a new vocal set for our generation. I know know, I saw the Saturday Night Live performance, but lets be fair and realistic. It was her first live performance and now that we know Lana a bit better we now know, thats just Lana. The twirling and the white dress, very Del Rey. But in all seriousness, I could listen to her for hours. Every track on Born to Die is worthy of more than a listen or two.

Some critics believe that Del Rey is just another music executives creation to bring in profit. While I see where they are coming from, I say no. Like Lady Gaga, Lana isn't just another manufactured thing, this delicate femme fatale has just found herself. 

There is a beauty about Del Rey that I cannot put my finger on. She's beautiful yes but its something not as obvious as that. She's tough and sweet, crass with class, a voice that can be slow like honey or light and flirtatious like that feeling you get in your stomach after a few cocktails. 

Maybe its the fact that when I listen to her new single Ride I feel like crying. I don't know why, it could be because her voice starts warm like a nostalgic hug from my mother. Maybe because the lyrics and the tone give me shivers, rising in a liberating fashion. You just want to sing along and float around the room with your eyes closed and pretend your in a scene shot by Sofia Coppola*

* That was me subtly suggesting that Sofia and Lana need to collaborate.

Needless to say, I am very excited for The Paradise Edition to be released.


What's your damage?

As soon as I heard the tragic news I just had to write about it. Bravo, the channel that has brought you ground breaking television shows such as The Real Housewives of New Jersey, The Real Housewives of Atlanta, The Real Housewives of Orange County and The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills have decided to revive the original mean girl cult classic Heathers.

Now the Heathers came out in the 80s and is a dark comedy, not to mention several characters die. I'm not naming names, google it if you're so curious! I'm just wondering what a station like Bravo has in mind for the reboot? Oh and did I mention it's from the 80s?!

According to Wikipedia:
Heathers picks up 20 years later when Veronica returns home to Sherwood, Ohio with her teenage daughter, who must contend with the next generation of mean girls, all named "Ashley". They are all the daughters of the surviving 2 Heathers. Neither Winona Ryder or Christian Slater are attached to the project.

...... I don't even know where to begin. I'll start with the fact that its blasphemy that Winona wouldn't be involved. Good that she isn't cause she's better than that, but still! Not to mention I despise when they replace characters with new actors and we're just supposed to pretend like it didn't happen? I'm talking to you Twilight and every soap opera in the history of the world! 

Also, if its a "next generation" of Heathers named Ashley, why not call the show Ashleys and leave my favorite movie alone! And "Ashley"? Really? What is it 1991? What's Veronicas daughter going to be named, Jessica? It's no Cher Horowitz or Regina George.


Mad Decent

You know whats awesome? Free stuff. Anybody that says they don't like free stuff is just a liar, to themselves and the world. Yesterday I got the mother of free things, I was lucky enough and quick enough to RSVP to the Mad Decent LA Block party hosted by Mad Decent, Puma and Spin Magazine. I'm also assuming Red Bull and Heineken, cause there was a lot of that flowing yesterday!

It was sick to say the least, amazing artists performing for free? I don't understand the people that weren't dancing! If you are not going to dance, kindly move your tush to the back and let the ones who want to get wild take front row, thankyou.
My phone died while waiting in the two hour line, so I feel fortunate enough to have friends that will let me have thier phone so I can take pictures all day. If I don't have some form of photographing evidence of the amazing moments that happen in my life, I get really panicky


my roommate is going vegan starting monday, the girl who is a bigger carnivore since the dinosaurs. She broke the news to me while she was making sausage and eating jerky.



Hiii remember me? I can completely understand why you wouldn't. Whens the last time we spoke? October 2011? Wow that's a long time. My sincerest apologies, I am back groveling on my knees to you, ashamed. Just as my life got more interesting, I stopped writing. Ironic I know. But I'm back and a lot has changed.
Where do I even start? I just finished my first year of college so that should be reason enough as to why I have been M.I.A. I moved apartments, again. and I bought a new camera. Ok other more important stuff has happened but I can't for the life of me recall anything right now. It's like its the end of school and people want me to write deep meaningful shit or inside jokes in thier yearbook, but all I can think of is "you're awesome! never change!" so maybe thats how I'll end this welcome backpost to myself.

hey guys! you're awesome! never change!

p.s if you guys still care, I am still doing photography


"Don't feel bad about losing your virtue. I sort of knew you would. Everybody always does"

I found this editorial inspired by Jane Fonda in Klute saved on my computer from at least two years ago I believe. Terry Richardson of course did an amazing job of capturing the 70s and the overall film perfectly. The styling is amazing too. 70s doesn't have to mean flower child you know.

Terry Richardson for Vogue Nippon